Saturday, February 23, 2019

Tag "EFCC"

    Okupe: EFCC has summoned me for alleged cyber crime

Okupe: EFCC has summoned me for alleged cyber crime

Doyin Okupe, spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign council, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned him over allegations of cyber crime.Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Okupe said operatives of the anti-graft agency stormed his house in Lagos over the allegations.He said operatives of the anti-graft agency insisted that he should follow them without [...]

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    Buhari right to reject electoral reform bill, says group

Buhari right to reject electoral reform bill, says group

The Africa Civil Rights Congress (ACRC) has thrown its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to assent to the amended Electoral Act saying there should be a limit to which selfish personal interests should be allowed to push the country to the brink.Buhari declined assent to the bill, citing among other reasons the confusion that could arise as to what [...]

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    EFCC presents more evidence against Jang

EFCC presents more evidence against Jang

A Plateau state high court on Thursday admitted more exhibit in the N6.3 billion fraud trial against Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau state.Jang is standing trial along with Yusuf Pam, a former government official in the state, on a 12-count charge bothering on diversion of public funds while serving as the governor.At the court on Thursday, the Economic and [...]

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    Magu: How can I get Diezani when she is being protected by forces abroad?

Magu: How can I get Diezani when she is being protected by forces abroad?

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has spoken on the challenges of the commission in arresting Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources.Reacting to the court order that the EFCC and other security agencies should produce Alison-Madueke with 72 hours, Magu said it would have been an easy task if she was not outside [...]

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    EFCC traces ‘houses worth N500m’ to Jang

EFCC traces ‘houses worth N500m’ to Jang

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) says it has traced properties worth N500 million to Jonah Jang, former Plateau state governor.Tony Orilade, acting spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.According to the statement, the properties are located at No. 8 and 9 Gobarau Road Unguwan Rimi government residential area (GRA), Kaduna state.Orilade said preliminary investigations revealed that [...]

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    EFCC nabs Lebanese with ‘over $2m’ at Abuja airport

EFCC nabs Lebanese with ‘over $2m’ at Abuja airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced the arrest of one Abbas Lakis, a Lebanese, for money laundering offence.Operatives of the agency were said to have nabbed Lakis at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while he was attempting to smuggle a huge sum of money out of the country.The agency said it followed an intelligence report that [...]

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    On Ganduje and the insincerity of the EFCC

On Ganduje and the insincerity of the EFCC

BY FESTUS OGUNThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recently said it cannot immediately yield to calls to investigate Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, who is accused of receiving millions of dollars in bribe, because Mr Abdullahi enjoys constitutional immunity from criminal proceedings.During a tweet meet organised by Tap Initiative for Citizens Development, the EFCC posted on its [...]

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    EFCC: We’ll monitor campaign funds for 2019 elections

EFCC: We’ll monitor campaign funds for 2019 elections

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors' identities.Magu said this on Wednesday while presenting a paper at a one-day retreat for 36 state governors and key election stakeholders.Represented by Olanipekun Olukoyede, his chief of staff, the [...]

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    Lai: EFCC recovered N540bn through whistleblowing policy

Lai: EFCC recovered N540bn through whistleblowing policy

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N540 billion through the federal government's whistleblowing policy.According to Segun Adeyemi, media aide to the minister, Mohammed said this while speaking at the 71st general assembly of the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.The minister who was represented by Sunny Adejoh [...]

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    ‘I can’t even buy panadol’ — Metuh begs EFCC to unfreeze his accounts

‘I can’t even buy panadol’ — Metuh begs EFCC to unfreeze his accounts

Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his bank accounts have been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).He is facing a seven-count of‎ criminal breach of trust and money laundering to the tune of N400 million.At the Abuja federal high court on Tuesday, Metuh said he could no longer feed his family [...]

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    Senate suspends confirmation of EFCC secretary

Senate suspends confirmation of EFCC secretary

The senate has suspended the confirmation of Olanipkekun Olukoyede as the secretary of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).President Muhammadu Buhari sent his name to the upper legislative chamber in October.But the confirmation of the nominee was suspended on Tuesday after Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, alleged that some members of the anti-corruption committee are sidelining others.Misau said [...]

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    We didn’t receive Ganduje’s N10m, says EFCC

We didn’t receive Ganduje’s N10m, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it did not receive a N10 million donation from Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.Ganduje had announced the donation when he received members of the organising committee of an anti-corruption marathon programme in Abuja.The event is organised by the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Athletic Federation of [...]

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    EXTRA: ‘You have no right to question me’ — ex-perm sec challenges EFCC lawyer in court

EXTRA: ‘You have no right to question me’ — ex-perm sec challenges EFCC lawyer in court

Clement Illoh, ex-permanent secretary in the Labour ministry, on Thursday locked horns with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFFC) over funds belonging to the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P).During the trial at the Special Offences Court in Ikeja, Rotimi Oyedepo, EFCC counsel, asked how the contentious N14.1million was spent after it was disbursed to Illoh’s personal account by [...]

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    EFCC: Electrical fault — NOT sabotage — caused inferno

EFCC: Electrical fault — NOT sabotage — caused inferno

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says there was no element of sabotage in the fire incident that razed its office in Wuse 2, Abuja.Tony Orilade, acting spokesman of the anti-graft agency, disclosed this on Thursday. Orilade attributed the cause of the fire to electrical fault.He said no documents were destroyed in the inferno, adding that the data centre [...]

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    EFCC relocates data centre to headquarters after inferno

EFCC relocates data centre to headquarters after inferno

Following a fire outbreak at its office, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has relocated its data centre and inter-agency task force units to its headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.Data and equipment were lost in the fire that broke out at the commission's office in Wuse 2, Abuja on Monday night.In a statement by Tony Orilade, acting spokesman of the [...]

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    Witness: How three aircraft were used to move N1.2bn to Ekiti for Fayose

Witness: How three aircraft were used to move N1.2bn to Ekiti for Fayose

Damola Otuyena, head of cash and transit services of Diamond Bank, says N1.2 billion was moved to Ekiti for Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of the state, using three aircraft.Otuyena, who is a witness in the ongoing trial of Fayose, told the court that the money was sent to the ex-governor by Musiliu Obanikoro, a former minister of defence.The witness said this [...]

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